Spiritual teacher G.I. Gurdjieff once described ‘Black Magic’ as “…to use people for some, even the best of aims, without their knowledge and understanding, either by producing in them faith and infatuation or by acting upon them through fear.”
In essence, black magic is the the artful, covert manipulation of human beings for purposes of control.
The following video explores the dynamics of black magic and offers some tools for Fourth Way students engaged in the work of self-observation.
For those viewing this video who have not engaged in the lessons on this web site, we encourage you to complete lessons 1-4 to derive best understanding from the ideas presented in this discussion.